Pokémom Stop! Have Some Boundaries

Pokémom Stop! Have Some Boundaries

by Jose Viana

So if you follow the news any you know what Pokémom Go is and know someone who plays. I happen to know too many people that play and have become the oddball in the group since I refuse to join them. I've had several people ask me about the game, what my thoughts are and one even asked if it was a sin to play. This morning I couldn't get this out of my mind. Mankind has an issue with boundaries. We have always had a problem with that. Adam and Eve were given an entire garden and all they wanted was the one fruit they couldn't have (Genesis 2:16–17). We buy a toy today and get bored with it tomorrow. David sought out after Abigail and when he finally got her, he married another woman (1 Samuel 25). When driving we have to be going a few miles above the speed limit.
"Pleasure without God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than before. And this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I've seen again and again." - Ravi Zacharias
So far with Pokémom Go I've seen people get stampeded, loose their jobs, disrespect burial sites, find hidden dead bodies, crash their cars, crash their cars into police cars, run over pedestrians, get divorced and the list goes on. Why? Does Pokémom Go cause this? No, the lack of boundaries do. It's not just with an app, a game, food, exercise, Netflix, it's with everything. The thing's we do have to first be for the glory of God, second, it has to be done consciously of our boundaries. “You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Each man’s life is but a breath” (Psalm 39:4-5). The apostle James echoes this: “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” (James 4:14). Indeed, our time on earth barely registers on the eternal radar screen. To live as God would have us live, it is essential we make the best possible use of our allotted time.



Jose Viana
Jose Viana

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Jose is the Founder of JesusCentric. He recently celebrated the birth of his first child. He's the Director of Marketing of an agency and an Entrepreneur at heart. Currently residing in South Florida, he attends The Assembly of God, where he was ordained a Deacon. Let's connect: Email: vianajose7@gmail.com Instagram: instagram.com/vianaj7 Twitter: twitter.com/vianaj7



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